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Weekly Activities


Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th June 

Please see the planning grid below for the daily activities. 

Please also hear your child read everyday


Our topic this half term is…


Our text for this fortnight is: Everybody worriesfrown By Jon Burgerman

Our learning for week 1













Read the book ‘Everybody worries’ by Jon Burgerman from the link provided. Talk your child about the book and how their life has changed since school closed.




Look at the ‘Feelings sheet’ from the resources. Talk about each face and how they are feeling. Write down what makes you feel eg happy. If you do not have a printer ask your child to draw out the different emotions.

Write inside the card you have made to tell someone how much you love them/ miss them.



Create a ‘kindness tally chart’. Make a tally every time you do or say something to someone that makes them feel happy. At the end of the week count up how many times you have been kind.


Play the addition game from the link below

Measure out the length of your hug (from one hand to the other) using string or by lying on a piece of paper and drawing around your arms. Measure the length of different peoples hugs in your family. Who has the longest/ shortest hug? (See example in resources)



Cosmic kids yoga.  Follow the ‘Cosmic Yoga’ link in resources to find an introduction to Cosmic Yoga. Choose a video with your child that interests them most. 


Go on a walk and collect items to create a picture made out of natural objects. You may want to make the picture when you are out and about or bring your items home to glue down to make a picture to keep at home. 

Make your own ‘miss you card’ to write your message in. Think about who you could send your card to. Don’t forget to include your hug inside your card


For supporting resources, please click the links  below.

(We know not everyone will have access to a printer, the resources can be printed or can be used for ideas.)





See Below for 'feelings sheet'


Feelings Sheet

Wednesday 3rd June

Wellbeing Wednesday

Relax and enjoy some Calm Me time with Mrs Cocker by watching the video below.

Wellbeing Wednesday with Mrs Cocker

Wellbeing Activities


Once you are feeling energised, you need to have a think about what makes you special, such as your personal qualities, skills, hobbies, as well as considering things such as your likes and dislikes. Why don't you discuss this with your family to make sure you don't forget anything?


Once you've done this, have a go at the activity below, you could print out the sheets or design your own 'Self-Love Blocks' poster and write the answers to the questions.


Don't forget to take a couple of minutes a day to complete some Calm Me time. 

Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman


You may also like to have a read of a free e-book called Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman - a bright and friendly book with a reassuring message for children. Please click on the link below. 





Just for fun...


Just for fun, here is a game called squares that you can play. You only need a pen and a piece of paper! 


You will need:

A pen

A piece of paper

Somebody else to play with


1. Make a square array of dots i.e. 10 by 10 dots.

2. Each player takes it in turns to draw 1 line between two adjacent dots. Lines can either be horizontal or vertical, NOT diagonal.

3. The aim of the game is to make as many boxes as possible, without letting the other player get them.

4. If you managed to complete the 4th side to a box then add your initial on the inside.

5. The winner is the person with most initialled boxes.



Resource from My Baba

2020 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge


Launched today (Friday 5th June) at 4pm!





This year, the Library Service are running their Summer Reading Challenge virtually. Join them on facebook from 4pm today for the launch, where you will be able to find out more about the challenge and watch authors and celebrities share their favourite stories and hold drawing master classes. 


The challenge involves reading as many books as you can between now and September.


Click on the link above to sign up and begin keeping a log of how many books you read. The website also includes lots of games and book recommendations. Children who take part will also be awarded a prize at school in September!


Good luck and happy reading!